Okaflox TZ Tablet


Overview

Uses of Okaflox TZ Tablet

Okaflox TZ Tablet is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery.

Okaflox TZ Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Metallic taste
  • Headache

How to use Okaflox TZ Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Okaflox TZ Tablet is to be taken with food.
Taking it empty stomach can cause stomach upset.

How Okaflox TZ Tablet works

Okaflox TZ Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Ofloxacin and Tinidazole. Ofloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Tinidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Okaflox TZ Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Okaflox TZ Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Okaflox TZ Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Okaflox TZ Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Okaflox TZ Tablet may make you feel drowsy or gives you problems with coordination or sensation (e.g. numbness or weakness). This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Okaflox TZ Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Okaflox TZ Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Okaflox TZ Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Okaflox TZ Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed this combination medicine for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.
  • Diarrhea can cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids to help rehydrate you. 
  • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.
  • Do not use Okaflox TZ Tablet if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Okaflox TZ Tablet as it may irritate your stomach and also cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Okaflox TZ cause dryness in the mouth?
Yes, the use of Okaflox TZ can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water; Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.
Q. Is it safe to take Okaflox TZ while breastfeeding?
The use of Okaflox TZ should be used with caution in nursing mothers as it can lead to serious side-effects. You should always consult your doctor before taking the Okaflox TZ.
Q. Can the use of Okaflox TZ cause metallic taste?
Yes, the use of Okaflox TZ can cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be reduced by chewing sugar-free gum or mints, brushing teeth after the meals and by staying hydrated.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Okaflox TZ can lead to increased side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms which are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications to the use of Okaflox TZ?
The use of Okaflox TZ is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to ofloxacin or to tinidazole or any other excipient. It should preferably be avoided in patients with a history of any inflammation of the tendons (tendinitis), or tendon rupture seen with the use of ofloxacin or any other medicine which belongs to the same group (quinolone group) of antimicrobial agents and in patients with some neurological disorders.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Okaflox TZ?
Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Q. How long you should take Okaflox TZ?
It is usually taken with or without food twice a day for 3 days to 6 weeks. The length of treatment depends on the type of infection you are being treated for. Always consult the doctor before taking the medicine.
Q. Can a person drive while taking Okaflox TZ?
No, taking Okaflox TZ may make you feel sleepy, dizzy and may lead to visual disturbances. So do not drive or use machines while you are on this medicine.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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